The Long Arch
The proposed long-arch method of constructing large underground chambers is a novel variation of well-established cellular construction methods. But each cell is arch-shaped and is independent...

Foundations and Ground Improvement
This proceedings, Foundations and Ground Improvement, consists of papers presented and accepted for publication for the specialty conference,...

Big Screen Debut
The Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) encompasses nearly 150,000 acres (60,700 ha) of prime agricultural land in California's Sacramento Valley, generally considered...

Foundation of Professional Practice Established by ASCE and ASFE

Dam within a Dam
A routine inspection of the Rock Run Dam, an 84-year-old Ambursen-type structure in Chester County, Pennsylvania, revealed major stress cracks and water stains on the inside face of the...

Rediscovering the Lost City
Since 1994, Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., of Wright Water Engineers, in Denver, has been studying evidence of civil engineering at the ruins of Machu Picchu—an ancient Inca city in the Andes...

Corebits: GeoDenver 2000; Two G-I Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering; Landslides: Causes, Impacts, & Countermeasures; ADSC's Faculty Workshop Teaches the Teachers How to Teach; ADSC Expo 2000; G-I Members Receive Complimentary Issues of Geotimes; International Deep Foundations Congress

Deep Foundations In the Future (Available in Geo-Environmental Special Issue only)
The design and construction of deep foundations has gone from an art form to a scientifically based engineering practice. Research in this field has improved over the past century and...

Three Dams, One Reservoir
The three dams that make up the 800,000 acre-ft (987 million m³) Eastside Reservoir in Riverside County, California, required extensive foundation excavation and careful placement of embankment...

Beyond Convention
As engineers approach the design of new and expanded convention centers around the country, they must consider not only the changing needs of convention-goers, but also the surrounding...

Sum of the Parts
As with all of the bay bridges that serve as life lines to the San Francisco peninsula, the 32-year-old San Mateo Bridge needs strengthening to withstand a maximum credible earthquake...

Scenic-Bridge Strengthening (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
Built in 1937, California's Big Creek Bridge—a double-arch crossing with half-arch side spans—was due for a seismic retrofit. Challenged by the structure's unique...

Ferry Terminal Replacement Works Around Sensitive Foundation

Suspension Solution
The new bridge across the Carquinez Strait near San Francisco, California, will upgrade an important transportation link across the Sacramento River. This new bridge, which renders the...

Testing the Load (Available in Geoenvironmental Engineering Special Issue only)
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began construction of a new gated dam to replace a nearly 100-year-old concrete fixed-crest dam on the Monongahela...

Growing the Beaches: Restoring the Ventura Coast
The Surfrider Foundation has served as a catalyst for current efforts to restore eroded beaches in Ventura, California through a managed retreat from the shoreline and through watershed...

Beachscape Abstract
The Surfrider Foundation is currently developing a volunteer-based mapping program to document the physical characteristics, land use patterns, pollution sources, public access, erosion,...

New Foundation System Chosen for Monument

Sand Rights '99
Bringing Back the Beaches
The conference, Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches, was organized by the Coastal Zone Foundation and the California Shore...

Monitoring the Fresh Kills Landfill (Available in the Geoenvironmental Special Section only)
A unique system has been developed to assess the stability of the Fresh Kills Landfill, in New York City, using more than 260 geotechnical instruments and automatic processes. The system...

 

 

 

 

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